Archive for the ‘2009 Ontario PC Leadership’ Category

Liberals Distribute More Attacks

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The Liberal staffers attending the Ontario PC convention continued to hand out attack materials to the media as the day went on. This video highlights the “Frank Klees Leadership Kit” that included hair gel, teeth whitener and self-tanning materials intended to mock Mr. Klees’ appearance.

John Laforet writes more about this at Laforet.ca:

“I promised I would show the attack buttons the Liberal Caucus Services Bureau (a publicly funded, partisan arm of the Premier’s Office that is used entirely for partisan purposes). Unfortunately, after my first video, Liberal staffers steered clear and no buttons, press releases or other liberal attacks were dropped off.

I did get my hands on a couple of the ‘Frank Klees Leadership Kits’ I had seen Liberal Caucus Services Bureau and Minister’s Office staff handing out earlier in the day. That’s what you’ll see in the video below. It’s another bizarre attack and a total waste of taxpayer resources by Dalton McGuinty to advance his partisan interests. This has nothing to do with policy, or even Queen’s Park for that matter – it’s taxpayer money doing the bidding of the Ontario Liberal Party. It is also literally a ’skin deep’ attack on a man who had the courage to seek to lead his party.” Read more.

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Tim Hudak Wins Ontario PC Leadership

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Tim Hudak was victorious today on the third ballot against Frank Klees. This video captures the moments after his victory was announced and clips from Hudak’s victory speech.

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John Tory Tribute

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

John Laforet speaks about his conversation with John Tory after the tribute to the former PC leader. Following, we feature a collection of clips from Tory’s convention speech on his future in public life, his advice to the party going forward and the importance of party unity.

John also shares his thoughts on John Tory, his opinions past and present, and the conversation he with him today in his post at Laforet.ca.

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Liberals Distribute Inane Anti-PC Attacks to Media

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Ontario Liberal Staffers at the Ontario PC Leadership convention distributed multiple sets of ridiculous attack materials to the media concerning the phrase “the road ahead” and with misinformation about the process and Randy Hillier’s support of Tim Hudak.

John Laforet writes at Laforet.ca:

“I post this with some hesitation. I have said threats will never silence me, but I would be lying if I said they don’t stick in the back of your mind, especially when you do something that you know will ruffle the feathers of the folks who threatened you.

But what the folks at the Ontario Liberal Party, or more appropriately the political staff at Queen’s Park have done this weekend requires comment.

This video […] will cover two press releases I received from two Liberal staffers that were being distributed to all media. They can hardly say they didn’t want it covered, but they may not like my angle.”

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Shirley Porter – Attendee Interview

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Shirley Porter is a PC Party member from Markham Unionville. While she did not disclose who she cast her ballot for, Shirley gave some very interesting insight into the race, and the need for sound, tested and properly packaged policy.

Shirley be found on Twitter at @shirleyporter.

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Jim McBane – Attendee Interview

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Jim McBane, a Frank Klees supporter speaks about the leadership selection process, how the new leader should move forward, why he is backing Frank Klees and party unity.

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Paul Radcliffe – Attendee Interview

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Paul Radcliffe is the President of the Mississauga East-Cooksville PC Riding Association and a Tim Hudak supporter. Paul spoke about the candidate he is supporting, the work his party needs to undertake between now and 2011, and party unity.

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Frank Klees Interview

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Frank Klees is a man of experience. With fourteen years serving as an MPP, experience in the cabinets of both Mike Harris and Ernie Eves, along with years of work in the business sphere, Mr. Klees brings this experience to his campaign and its policies. Combined with this experience is a practical streak tending towards getting elected. In this interview he spoke about staying away from the lightning rod issue of the Human Rights Commission along with his position on handling the HST issue if elected premier, both positions practical and not overly ideological.

For more on this interview, read the rest of Jeff Hume’s post at Laforet.ca.

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Markham Debate – June 4th

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

The PC candidates had the final of four regional leadership debates tonight in Ottawa. Next Wednesday TVO will be airing a debate between candidates moderating by Steve Pakin.

For more on this debate, read the rest of John Laforet’s post at Laforet.ca.

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Tim Hudak Interview

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Tim Hudak has a good mix of youthfulness and experience. Speaking with him you get a real sense of the sincerity he brings to his work as an MPP and his belief that he is seeking his party’s leadership for the right reasons. Many have said that Hudak is a second generation Harris, but it is clear in speaking to him and hearing his ideas for his party and Ontario that he is his own man.

For more on this interview, read the rest of John Laforet’s post at Laforet.ca.

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